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Revell '32 Ford : any interest in traditional bits ?


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#1 Ace-Garageguy

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:26 PM

Over on the 'kit review' forum, the news is out that the new Revell '32 Rat Roaster still has the standard Revell '32 dropped front tube-axle, the air-bagged Ford 9" rear, and disc brakes. Some guys are mentioning "maybe the aftermarket will step in with a dropped I-beam front axle" etc.

 

It just so happens I've got almost everything needed to convert the Revell '32 frames into traditional cars...dropped front I-beam, dropped-and filled I-beam, split wishbones, hairpins, a buggy-spring rear-end swap including the correct Model A or T crossmember and springs to allow a quick-change to fit, etc., etc. etc... already mastered as a result of doing several builds like this...

 

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The hitch is that these things would be very fragile if done in the usual model-car casting resin. BUT, I have access to some 'engineering-grade' casting resins that I'm 98% certain would work. It will take some experimentation to get it right, but if there seems to be some serious interest...

 

I've been toying with the idea of doing it anyway, to save me time having to bashscratchify parts for every build. Feedback, please.



#2 Craig Irwin

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:29 PM

I be a buyer this spring (after the winter heat bills).



#3 Ken McGuire

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Bill, I would be interested in your vintage parts.



#4 jeffs396

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

Do it Bill, buyers will come! B)



#5 Bernard Kron

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:04 PM

Sign me up, Bill. I don't mind building my own stuff, but parts beat labor every time! B)

 

Also on my list for the Revell Deuce series. per my post over on TRaK are the following:

 

1) Louvered Hood to match the Revell louvered trunk from the 5 window. (The trunk lid is also available in resin from Ed @ Drag City)

2) The Rat Roaster reportedly doesn't come with hood sides so it;s time to re-pop louvered hood sides from the original roadster. These hood sides have straight lower edge for a proper fit up against the chassis rails.

3) Re-pops of the stock and smooth hood sides but with the straight lower edge for a proper highboy fit.

4) Limefire, ramhorn and high-performance tubular header sets for the SBC in the Rat Roaster,

5) A proper old school tuck and roll interior with a 40's/early 50's large bolster across the bench seat's back.

6) An up-top!

 

Finally, note that Ron Royston over at Early Years Resin offers a conversion pack for the Revell Deuce rear end (see http://earlyyearsres...accessories.htm):

 

`32 Frame Conversion Kit --#CCK32 - Converts `32 Revell Street Rod frame For use with Flathead & stock running gear. Kit has 2 rear spring cross members, Motor mount adapter and engine cover with mounts

 

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Edited by Bernard Kron, 22 January 2013 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

You cast it i would buy, great idea.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 11:45 PM

let's dance!



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:15 AM

I'm very interested as well.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:49 AM

Check out Bernard Kron's post #248 over in the Rat Roaster review thread. He's got some pix of some good looking '32 traditonal stuff already in production from ThePartsBox.com.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:46 AM

Always interested in vintage style parts , add me to the buyers list Bill !



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:19 AM

I  would also be interested. 



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

I'd be interested too.



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Yes, please



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Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

I think it comes down to price. At $8-10 you should sell several. At $25, I'll scratch build.

 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:26 AM

I would be interested in the vintage stuff as well. There has been a need for awhile, well, basically since the roadster kit first came out.



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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:45 AM

i would be interested as well.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

Bill, would these parts allow me to build a rep-stock '32 using the Revell kits? I've always heard such nice things about them, but the whole rod thing doesn't really light my fire.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 08:48 AM

I could be interested as well. By the way, love the 32 Ford!!!!


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#19 Lyle Willits

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

Replicas & Miniatures Co. of Md. has had, for many years, most of the traditional parts you are looking for.



#20 Greg Myers

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Count me in.